become a fellow

"Be the change you wish to see" - Mahatma Gandhi
Our Fellows transform the life paths of children in their classroom, and in turn transform themselves towards leadership in educational equity.

Applications for the 2019 Teach For India Fellowship are open now.
First Deadline to apply - 2nd September 2018

Who we are looking for

We believe that our Fellows are going to be leaders of the movement towards educational equity. Aside from passion and commitment to the vision of educational equity, we look for leadership potential that can develop through the two year Fellowship.

Our Fellows are critical thinkers and problem solvers. They have grit, courage and set high expectations for themselves and for others. They demonstrate interpersonal skills through their interactions with various stakeholders.

We look for diversity in our Fellowship cohort, and our Fellows come from across the country, with varied levels of professional experience - college students, working youth, experienced professionals, and entrepreneurs. Our 2015-2016 cohort have come from 266 colleges and 428 different companies.

Our Selection Process

The Teach For India Fellowship is a highly selective and coveted program, with an average selectivity rate of 7% over the past 7 years. Through the 3 staged process detailed below, we select the highest potential candidates into the program.

STAGE I | The Application Form and Online Test

Applications for the 2019-2021 Fellowship are now open. Click on the SIGNUP button to start filling out your application for the 2019-2021 programme. If you have any questions about the Fellowship or the application process please email and our recruitment team will be in touch with you

The application form is an opportunity for us to get to know you. It can be as detailed as you want it to be. Through the application, we will understand why you want to join Teach For India and why you would be a strong fit for the Fellowship.

Once you submit your application you will receive a link to a one-hour online test (AMCAT) which focuses on English language and decision making skills. This must be completed within 4 days from the date you submit your application form. Your application will not be complete until you complete the test.


STAGE II | The Phone Interview

After we have reviewed your application form and completed AMCAT test, we may have some additional questions for you. If so, you will be invited to attend a 30-minute phone interview with one of our team members. Here we will ask follow-up questions to gain further information that will be helpful in our evaluation.


STAGE III | The Assessment Centre

If successful in your application, you will be invited to the final stage of our selection process - an in-person Assessment Centre. Here, you will teach a 5-minute lesson, take part in a group discussion and complete a short problem-solving activity. You will also have an hour-long personal interview with one of our staff members. If you are based abroad and cannot attend one of our in-person Assessment Centres, we will conduct your interview and relevant activities over Skype.

meet our fellows

  • Sriharsha Ganti
  • Sriharsha Ganti | 2015 Fellow

    Before joining Teach For India, Sriharsha worked for Accenture. He studied Engineering at Vidyavardhini's College of Engineering and Technology. He is currently teaching grade 4 in Hyderabad.

  • Merlyn Fernandes
  • Merlyn Fernandes | 2015 Fellow

    Merlyn studied Arts from St. Stephens College, Delhi. Currently, she is teaching Grade 8 in Mumbai.

  • Karthik Hariharan
  • Karthik Hariharan| 2015 Fellow

    Karthik completed Chemical Engineering from MIT Manipal and then worked for PWC before he decided to join the Teach For India Fellowship.

  • Aditi Rao
  • Aditi Rao | 2015 Fellow

    Aditi did her post-graduate in MA from University of Oxford in Education (Child Development & Education). She is currently teaching Grade 6 in Mumbai.


Applications for the 2019 Teach For India Fellowship are now open!


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